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Cape Otway Climate

Cape Otway Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
21.3 21.5 20.3 17.9 15.6 13.6 13.0 13.8 15.2 16.9 18.2 19.8 17.2
Mean Min (°C)
13.3 13.9 13.2 11.6 10.0 8.5 7.5 7.8 8.5 9.5 10.7 12.0 10.5
Mean Rain (mm)
44.2 40.6 56.6 71.4 89.0 96.8 104.1 103.8 88.0 79.4 63.5 53.3 890.9
Median Rain (mm)
37.4 31.4 49.0 68.2 86.1 95.5 97.2 96.0 84.8 72.7 57.7 46.1 867.5
Mean Rain Days
9.8 9.0 12.5 15.3 18.4 19.0 20.4 20.5 18.7 16.9 14.0 12.4 185.6

Cape Otway Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
43.3 42.0 40.6 33.3 27.8 24.4 21.8 25.0 31.0 34.2 39.4 40.6 43.3
Low Max (°C)
13.6 12.2 10.6 10.0 8.3 7.2 7.2 6.7 8.3 8.9 10.5 11.7 6.7
High Min (°C)
29.4 27.9 30.3 22.8 19.7 16.7 13.4 16.5 22.5 22.2 25.6 30.6 30.6
Low Min (°C)
3.3 2.8 -1.1 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.0 1.1 -1.1 -0.6 1.4 3.3 -1.1
High Rain (mm)
91.7 81.4 93.0 78.6 47.2 61.0 62.6 48.8 48.3 68.3 90.2 58.8 93.0

Cape Otway Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
27.9 25.8 24.8 22.8 19.3 17.9 16.7 19.6 19.1 21.9 23.2 24.4 20.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
17.9 17.2 16.6 15.2 13.5 11.8 10.8 11.8 12.5 13.3 15.7 16.0 15.4
High Mn. Min (°C)
16.2 18.0 16.0 13.8 12.4 11.1 9.5 9.9 10.9 12.3 14.0 15.6 12.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
6.9 8.3 7.0 5.2 4.8 4.0 2.9 3.5 4.0 4.8 3.7 6.0 5.9
High Rain (mm)
133.1 154.6 188.8 189.7 224.2 211.1 213.9 218.2 188.5 225.1 146.5 153.7 1291.6
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 0.0 8.5 0.6 14.9 25.3 35.7 29.2 22.9 6.5 9.3 2.6 634.9

Cape Otway Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Cape Otway Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
≥ 35.0°C
1.0 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 2.5
≥ 30.0°C
2.7 2.2 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.9 1.7 9.5
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Cape Otway 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
26.7 26.7 25.0 22.2 18.5 15.6 15.0 16.7 18.9 21.7 23.3 25.0 21.7
Low Max
17.1 17.2 16.2 14.4 13.0 11.7 11.1 11.4 12.2 13.0 14.4 15.6 12.8
High Min
15.6 16.4 15.6 13.9 12.2 10.6 9.4 10.0 10.6 11.7 12.8 14.3 13.9
Low Min
11.0 11.5 10.6 9.4 7.8 6.1 5.6 5.6 6.1 7.2 8.3 9.6 7.2

Cape Otway Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
142 144 144 148 148 148 148 148 146 146 146 143 145.9
Earliest Entry
1865 1865 1865 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
142 142 141 142 143 145 144 143 142 142 144 143 142.6
Earliest Entry
1865 1865 1865 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
144 145 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 143 144.0
Earliest Entry
1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
South West, Victoria
38.8556°S 143.5128°E 82m AMSL
Commenced 1861
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Weather News

King Ash Bay fishing village flooded as Tropical Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

14:35 EDT

Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.

Tropical Cyclone Alfred emerges over the Gulf

13:45 EDT

Early today, a tropical low that has been lingering over the Gulf of Carpentaria was upgraded to tropical cyclone.

Alice Springs the calm centre of Australia's wild weekend weather

13:15 EDT

With wild weather having erupted across the margins of the continent over the weekend, the interior of Australia was pleasantly devoid of significant weather.